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Teeth Grinding

Get Relief From Teeth Grinding in SE Michigan

woman asleep in bed wearing bracesLet Our Team Help You Find a Remedy for Bruxism

At Signature Smiles, many of our patients grind their teeth unconsciously during the day or, while sleeping. For some, this is how they react to stress. However, the constant pressure and motion of teeth grinding can begin to cause harm to the teeth, muscles, and tissues in and around the jaw. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can be remedied with a nightguard.

Teeth Grinding Facts

If you're experiencing a sore jaw, headaches or earaches, you may have bruxism. The causes of this may vary, but often it included stress, anxiety, tension, misaligned teeth, sleeping habits and more. Patients who often react to stress with either anger, frustration or aggression will usually be the most affected by bruxism. It's also important to note that people who have bruxism may also show other signs of biting habits such as biting nails, the insides of their cheeks, and lips.

The constant clenching and grinding of teeth may also contribute to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, which can cause the patient with headaches and neck pain. If left untreated, bruxism can cause severe wear on the teeth and other potential dental problems.

Our Solution

The team at Signature Smiles will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth, tissues, and muscles. If we conclude that you suffer from bruxism, we will then create a nightguard to prevent clenching and grinding. We offer many different types, and various styles of nightguards, as patients can react differently depending on which type they have. However, if the nightguard doesn't help, we can also suggest and prescribe alternative therapies that can help correct the issue.

If you grind your teeth and are looking for relief, contact the experienced team at Signature Smiles today for more information, or schedule an appointment online.